Re: After the first date?
1) why are you thanking her for spending time with you? your time is just as good as hers
2)the really great girl was too much buddy your giving her too much up front.
3) you texted her, she didnt reply back and you texted again. Thats a no no. if she wants to text you she will.
I would have personally texted her about an hour later after the date just saying "hope you made it to your distination safe . later.
Then after about two days I would have just called her, gave a little small talk and then said something like "you know I thought it was cool hanging out with you that night. We should do it again (let her respond), then say you know what i have this time and this time open you should meet up with me.
Now the follow up situation, if it was me i'd let her hit me back up because of how the whole situation went but that's just me.
If someone knows they are being chased they are in the drivers seat and will usually take advantage